Why use art for activism?

Why use art for activism?

Curator Huang Du describes On Sharks & Humanity as an exhibition which comes close to Social Sculpture, the concept advocated for by Joseph Beuys. Simply put, Social Sculpture centres around the idea that art can be used to shape society. A social sculptor is an...
Inside Artists’ Studios: Ling Jian

Inside Artists’ Studios: Ling Jian

Ling Jian is a painter known for his sharp portraits of women – as you can tell, he likes to work with oil and acrylic paints. Born in China’s Shandong province, Ling attended Qinghua University Art College in Beijing, and graduated in 1986. He lived and worked...
Inside Artists’ Studios: Mao Lizi

Inside Artists’ Studios: Mao Lizi

Mao Lizi is renowned Chinese contemporary artist. Born in 1950 in Shanxi province, Mao Lizi graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Beijing Normal University. In 1991 he was Awarded First Place at the International Art Exhibition in Paris. His work has been...
Inside Artists’ Studios: Yang Kai

Inside Artists’ Studios: Yang Kai

Born in 1986 in YanTai in the Shandong province, Yang Kai graduated from the University for the Creative Arts (UK, Kent Institute of Art & Design). His artistic style is characterised by the use of ink and water, he combines traditional Chinese references with...
Inside Artists’ Studios: Li Jiwei

Inside Artists’ Studios: Li Jiwei

Li Jiwei was born in 1960 in Beijing. From 1980-1983 he studied traditional Chinese painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He was a teacher in the Fine Art Department of the Beijing Film Academy from 1990-1993. In 1995, he went on to study abstract...